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Ben, Jen, and George

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 5, 2012 14:33:43 October 5, 2012 14:33:43
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Ben Affleck let us see him kiss his wife on a red carpet last night. It must be Oscar time. And they say he’s good for several nominations. With a lot of studio money behind him, at this point it’s almost a guarantee. I mean, Ben would have to f-ck up hard to not be at the Dolby in February, especially with Jennifer Garner playing Michelle Obama at his side. Full Story

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The Problem with Being the Girl Next Door

Maria Posted by Maria at October 4, 2012 14:01:12 October 4, 2012 14:01:12
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Jessica Simpson has just come off her major Weight Watchers push – it’s still too early to tell whether it was a successful endorsement for either brand, but that’s just one deal. Simpson is a lifestyle juggernaut. And her entire empire is predicated on one idea: Jessica’s fans can have exactly what she has – clothing, shoes, perfume, jeans, sunglasses, and even her weave (remember Hairdo? Full Story

Seth MacFarlane set to annoy us at the Oscars

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 1, 2012 17:44:38 October 1, 2012 17:44:38
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I find Seth MacFarlane funny when I don’t have to look at him. Family Guy can be funny. Ted was funny. But he’s not a physical presence in either of those things. Seth MacFarlane’s funny is always hindered by his smug moonface. Is there a more self-satisfied smirk in Hollywood? No. Full Story

No Mrs Reynolds in the front row

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 28, 2012 17:32:19 September 28, 2012 17:32:19
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Blake Lively was too busy getting married to be at New York Fashion Week. And though she reps Gucci now she didn’t show up for the Gucci show in Milan either. She used to however be front row for a fee. The Hollywood Reporter published an article yesterday about celebrity presence at the runway presentations and how much they’re being paid. Full Story

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Selling Blake’s ring

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 18, 2012 15:32:57 September 18, 2012 15:32:57
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Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty

Have you seen the ring? Popsugar has the most photos. Click here to see and then come back because I have a story to tell you about them/it. We don’t have to waste time debating whether or not these were staged, right? Most mainstream news outlets - PEOPLE, US Magazine, E! Online etc - posted a shot of Blake’s ring yesterday crediting the image to photographer “Alex Gutierrez” and not a photo agency. Full Story

Michael Fassbender, comedy guy?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 17, 2012 17:35:27 September 17, 2012 17:35:27
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After a huge 2011 and a hot start to 2012, Michael Fassbender is on a down beat, with nothing coming out for months and nothing to do but work and I don’t know…throw rocks at fish, or whatever he does for fun. (And please don’t email me to explain what The Fassbender gets up to on his down time—I like not knowing. Full Story

Mrs Reynolds is back at work

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 17, 2012 15:42:44 September 17, 2012 15:42:44
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First pictures of Blake Lively since she scooped the whole world last week, marrying Ryan Reynolds in South Carolina last Sunday, surprising everyone including PEOPLE Magazine which found itself in an unfamiliar position: not only not having a celebrity wedding exclusive but not even being invited to the party in the first place. Full Story

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Deep Thoughts on Chris Evans

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 13, 2012 19:55:51 September 13, 2012 19:55:51

I have always liked Chris Evans. In my early days writing for LaineyGossip, I took a lot of sh*t from Lainey for liking him, but I think maybe she’s starting to come around. He’s a low-key guy, good looking but not obnoxious about it, and thanks to the career intervention of Marvel and Captain America, he’s finally in some movies that aren’t embarrassing to be caught seeing in public. Full Story

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Blake’s Martha Stewart wedding

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 10, 2012 21:33:49 September 10, 2012 21:33:49
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Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty

This girl... She can’t stop balling my ass off. Who are you Blake Lively? How the f-ck did you get so good at this game? As mentioned earlier, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds were able to keep their wedding pretty locked down. PEOPLE broke the news as the reception was happening but not in a way to suggest that they had negotiated an exclusive for purchase. Full Story

Blake & Ryan: Baking & Babies

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 10, 2012 14:45:56 September 10, 2012 14:45:56
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Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty

If you were asked a year ago about who played the best game in the business, would you ever have thought that your answer might be Katie Holmes and Blake Lively? Blake Lively has a lot more game than we ever gave her credit for. How did she DO that? Blake Lively didn’t just punk Leonardo DiCaprio and end up in a marriage; what she did, like a proper CEO, was set a long-range goal with a series of achievable short term targets along the way. Full Story